So I was out last Saturday night in my favourite shoe boots, or shoobs, having a great time with the girls until about 3 hours into the night and my feet started to really ache. So much so that, and I’m not proud to admit this, but I had to take them off!
Usually they don’t hurt my feet at all, but I found my ankles were weak, the balls of my feet throbbed and it was so difficult to walk.
After seeing other girls practically running, skipping and pirouetting around town I started to think ‘is there a trick to walking in heels and if so can it be learnt?’
Well, over the next 6 days I’m going to try 6 steps to see if I can walk any better in the same shoe boots this Saturday…
Step (get it?) 1: Start low and work your way up to a stiletto
“Walking in heels is not natural, it is a learned skill – one that requires practice and discipline in order to be perfected.”
Right, so a bit obvious, but don’t run before you can walk. Now although I am not new to wearing heels, I don’t wear them that often – well not tall ones anyway. Ideally you should start with a small heel, no more than 2-3 inches. A kitten heel is great or a pair of boots with a wide heel. The idea is to practice with these types of shoes to build up your ankle strength, which to be honest is something I need to do!
After trialling your kitten heels or boots then you should move onto wedges and finally your killer heels. Now, if I had more time to experiment I would for from these boots, to these fantastic summery wedges, before moving onto these sexy stilettos (all bought from the high street over the last few years).
Wish me luck and watch out for Step 2 tomorrow: How to check if your heels are the right height for you.